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Workers must be central in public service reform, not treated as puppets or pawns

Workers must be central in public service reform, not treated as puppets or pawns

Date: Wed 27 March 2013 UNISON will today (Wed) tell a committee of MSPs that redesigns of public services must not treat workers as pawns to be moved around recklessly, ... Read More
Magnificent effort by public service workers in snow-hit Argyll and Bute, Arran and Dumfries & Galloway

Magnificent effort by public service workers in snow-hit Argyll and Bute, Arran and Dumfries & Galloway

Date: Tue 26 March 2013 UNISON today praised the work of public service staff clearing roads, working to restore power and supporting snowed-in communities hit by Friday’s storm. As engineers ... Read More
UNISON warns Lib Dems - Don't take health and safety back to dark ages

UNISON warns Lib Dems – Don’t take health and safety back to dark ages

Date: Fri 25 March 2013 The Coalition Government should abandon measures that would drive a coach and horses through health and safety legislation. That was the message today when UNISON ... Read More
Innovative pensions fund plan for new social housing in Scotland

Innovative pensions fund plan for new social housing in Scotland

Date: Mon 25 March 2013 UNISON today launched a proposal to use Scottish council pension funds to invest in much needed affordable social housing. Preliminary discussions with housing associations have ... Read More
Support public water services as a human right for all on World Water Day

Support public water services as a human right for all on World Water Day

Date: Fri 22 March 2013 UNISON today marked World Water Day with a call for water to be a human right and not for sale. The public services union used ... Read More
Proposed college merger cuts are ‘thin end of the wedge’ – UNISON Scotland

Proposed college merger cuts are ‘thin end of the wedge’ – UNISON Scotland

Date: Fri 22 March 2013 Scotland’s further education support staff union UNISON and college lecturers’ union EIS today jointly condemned a move to cut 86 jobs in a new merged ... Read More
UNISON Scotland slams Osborne Budget as ‘a broken record of broken hopes’

UNISON Scotland slams Osborne Budget as ‘a broken record of broken hopes’

Date: Wed 20 March 2013 UNISON Scotland leader Mike Kirby has described today's Budget by George Osborne as a "broken record of missed targets and broken hopes" and slammed the ... Read More
UNISON today backs Patient Opinion website for rating NHS care

UNISON today backs Patient Opinion website for rating NHS care

Date: Tues 19 March 2013 UNISON today endorsed Patient Opinion, a website for rating NHS care. See the BBC Scotland news report by health correspondent Eleanor Bradford. "A website which allows patients to ... Read More
UNISON recommends members reject 1% local government pay offer

UNISON recommends members reject 1% local government pay offer

Date: Fri 15 March 2013 UNISON Scotland is to recommend that its local government members reject a final pay offer from councils. Branch delegates meeting in Glasgow today (15 March) ... Read More
Trade union membership pays dividends for UNISON members around Scotland

Trade union membership pays dividends for UNISON members around Scotland

Date: Mon 11 March 2013 UNISON said today that a living wage deal at one of Scotland’s biggest universities is the latest success in the union winning hundreds of thousands ... Read More